TCU Set For Texas 10-Team Invitational Saturday

Freshman Lorraine Ugen

Freshman Lorraine Ugen

Jan. 13, 2012

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FORT WORTH, Texas – The TCU track and field program will return to action and look to garner in-state bragging rights at the Texas 10-Team Invitational Saturday at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas.

Action begins at noon with prelims in the 60 hurdles and 60 meters, while running finals start at 2 p.m. with the mile. The 10 teams competing over the weekend include Baylor, North Texas, Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, TCU, Texas State, Texas Southern, UT Arlington and host Texas A&M.

FOLLOW THE HORNED FROGS
Fans not able to attend this weekend's meet at Texas A&M can follow the results live from AggieAthletics.com. The meet will also have updates on the official Twitter page of TCU Track & Field (@TCUTrackField). Following the action in College Station, GoFrogs.com will have a full recap and final results.

LAST TIME IN TOWN: TEXAS A&M REVEILLE INVITATIONAL (DEC. 10)
This weekend will serve as the second trip to College Station for the Frogs in as many meets, as TCU opened the indoor season at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational on Dec. 10. Overall, the Purple and White captured seven events in the opening meet.

Five of TCU’s seven wins came from the infield. Junior thrower Kelsey Samuels paced the Frogs with a pair of wins in the shot put and weight throw. Junior Cameron Tabor followed by taking the men’s shot put title. From the air, freshman Lorraine Ugen captured the women’s long jump title in her first collegiate meet, while newcomer Ramone Bailey completed the long jump sweep with win on the men’s side. Sophomore Charles Silmon got his junior indoor campaign off to a great start, running 6.68 to pace the field in the men’s 60 meters. On the women’s side, sophomore Briyanni Thomas led the way in the 800 meters.

TCU IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Despite having only one indoor meet under their belt, the Frogs have registered some of the best times in the nation this season. Junior Charles Silmon posted a time in the 60 meters (6.68) that stands as the No. 2 clocking in the country. Sophomore Briyanni Thomas checked in at 2:12.08 for the second-best 800 meter time in the NCAA, while freshman long jumper Lorraine Ugen has the No. 2 mark in the nation at 20-2.5 feet. The TCU women’s 4x400 squad of Hayley Shade, Quinterra Charles, Thomas and Ashley Collins ranks fifth overall with a clocking of 3:42.00.

STATIONED IN COLLEGE STATION
Three of TCU’s four regular season indoor meets are scheduled to take place at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station. The Frogs opened the indoor slate with the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational on Dec.10 and compete in the Texas 10-Team Invitational Saturday. TCU will wrap-up the indoor schedule at the Texas A&M Invitational on Feb. 11.


 

 


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